Four recordists, ten microphones, a windless night, a full moon, a deserted park and $600 worth of fireworks hand selected by a pyrotechnician adds up to some serious fun! But I wanted to not only record fireworks, I also wanted to manipulate them in real time as we recorded them, so I took along a number of props including a 2m long drain pipe, a wok, a water bowl, short metal pipes, an air conditioning vent & a metal box; all great sources of resonance!
This library is the first to be released by HISSandaROAR as 24bit 192kHz multi-mic & multi-channel.
For the main recording session the setup included:
close up: Tim Prebble SoundDevices 722, LR Sanken CUB mics x 2
close up: Dave Whitehead SoundDevices 722, Cx2 MKH8050 & DPA4006
medium: Matt Lambourn SoundDevices 722, LR MKH816 & MKH70
medium/wide: Ray Beentjes SoundDevices 744, Quad MKH50/30+816×2
The collection of over 180 fireworks includes large Multi-Shot Fireworks (Solar Flare, Red Mantis, Purple Perry, Holiday Fun, Night Rocket, E.T, Meteor, The Brick, Black Panther, Sandstorm, Mega Eruption, Bling Bling, Swarm, Rapid Fire, Thunder) Rockets (Mighty Cannon, White Spider, Shooting Balls, 10 Shot, small, medium & large Roman Candles, Patriot Missile) Screechy Rockets (Predator, Firestorm, Mean Green, Sonic Boom, Rising Sun, Hummer, Red Dragon) and a huge range of Ground Bloom Flowers
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